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Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

Kitchen Remodeling: Custom, Semi-Custom, & Stock Cabinets

by Amy Fanter
Face Your Kitchen Columnist

Whether you're choosing to reface or replace your kitchen cabinets, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the various terms kitchen cabinet installation and remodeling pros use. Here are three of the most popular kitchen cabinet options homeowners typically choose from when remodeling their kitchens.

Custom Kitchen Cabinet Remodeling

Custom kitchen cabinets are designed to your exact specifications exclusively for your kitchen. When you choose custom cabinets, you not only get to select the wood used, you also dictate the size, shape, finish, and aesthetic details. However, expect to pay more for the luxury of choosing custom pieces for your kitchen cabinet remodeling project. Custom cabinets are by far the most expensive kitchen cabinet option available.

Remodeling with Semi-custom Cabinetry

Semi-custom cabinets offer many of the benefits of custom cabinets without the super-premium cost, making them an excellent choice for discriminating but cost-conscious homeowners. However, while semi-custom cabinets are made to order and offer a number of design options, you still need to choose from standard kitchen cabinet sizes and styles.

More Options Stock Kitchen Cabinets & Refacing

If you're remodeling on a budget, stock cabinets and refacing are two additional options worth considering. If your existing cabinetry merely needs a facelift, refacing is an affordable and effective solution because many cabinet refacers can also install minor upgrades, such as draw inserts, lazy Susans, or pull out drawers. Stock cabinets offer far fewer design choices than semi-custom ones, but can be much more affordable. If your existing kitchen cabinetry is inefficient and worn out, stock cabinets could be an economical solution.

When it comes to kitchen cabinet remodeling projects, there are options for every taste and budget. Shop all three levels of cabinetry options to see what's available in each price range and select a cabinetry makeover that's affordable and appealing. Find a kitchen cabinet contractor near you to get started.


About the Author
AJ Fanter is a freelance writer based in Reno, Nevada.

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